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Deputy City Marshal Thomas G. O'Conner | Portland Police Bureau, Oregon Portland Police Bureau, Oregon

Deputy City Marshal

Thomas G. O'Conner

Portland Police Bureau, Oregon

End of Watch: Thursday, August 8, 1867

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 43

Tour: 4 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; Revolver

Offender: Not available

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Deputy Marshal Thomas O'Conner was shot and killed as he and another deputy marshal attempted to arrest a man for shooting a gun in the city

When the officers approached the man he fled. Deputy Marshal O'Conner caught the man after a short foot chase and a struggle ensued. During the struggle the man pointed a gun at Deputy Marshal O'Conner's chest. As Deputy Marshal O'Conner pushed the gun down the suspect fired, with the round striking him in the leg.

The other deputy marshal shot the suspect, killing him.

Deputy Marshal O'Conner was taken for medical treatment, but infection set in and he died of the wound to his leg eight days later.

Deputy Marshal O'Conner had served with the agency for only four months. He was survived by his wife and three children.

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RIP Sir, Heros are never forgotten.

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)
August 8, 2012

 

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